Educational Programs

Jump Start to College

Jump Start to College is a tuition-free program providing Minneapolis Public School and Robbinsdale Cooper High School students the opportunity to take pre-college classes that will count towards high school graduation requirements. Students accepted into the Jump Start to College program are also eligible for PSEO and concurrent enrollment courses.

Jump Start to College courses are held at MCTC and are co-taught by high school and college faculty members. Grades earned in this program will transfer to the college.

Jump Start to College summer course offerings include reading, English, and math. Students receive academic support in each course including access to a computer and tutoring from their high school teacher.

Jump Start to College classes are held during spring semester and summer session on the MCTC campus. Summer courses are offered between 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Monday–Thursday, while spring semester courses take place between 4–6:30 p.m.

Summer 2014 applications are currently being accepted. The deadline to apply is May 9, 2014. Summer session is June 9 through July 31, 2014.

Eligibility for this program is determined by Accuplacer and Plan test results. Applicants must be a current Minneapolis public or alternative school or Robbinsdale Cooper High School student. If you need information regarding your Accuplacer test results, please contact Becky Koltes at 612-659-6772 or

Jump Start to College applications should be mailed to the address on the application or faxed to 612-659-6134.


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